Assisted living communities arrange residential communities and assistance for seniors who may require a helping hand with everyday activities such as cooking meals or dressing. Assisted living communities frequently provide assistance with the activities of daily life, supervision of care, and help with transportation and appointments. In select situations, communities may provide hospice, nursing, or dementia care. In Illinois, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $50,040 . The state of Illinois has specific standards associated with this type of community. The Illinois Department of Public Health regulates this community type. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include communities must provide three daily meals. Public assistance is available through A Medicaid 1915(c) waiver called the Supported Living Program and a 1915(b) waiver called the Managed Long-Term Services and Supports program. Staff members receive training in a variety of fields. These areas include abuse, residents’ need and service plans, promotion of dignity, and independence. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to make sure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as evaluation of a prospective resident’s cognitive condition, evaluation of a prospective resident’s physical condition, A comprehensive assessment, and evaluation of a prospective resident’s psychosocial condition. There must be one bath or shower for every residents and one toilet for every 1 residents. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. The minimum number of residents for this community type is 3. There is a maximum occupancy of 1 residents per room. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include medication administration, laundry, security, and housekeeping. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include observing the resident, only a licensed health care professionall employed by the community may administer medications, and supervision of self-administered medications.
Demographics and Values
Galesburg has a population density of 669 people per square mile. Based on gender, 51.9% are male and 48.1% are female. The median age of Galesburg is 40 years old. In Galesburg, 8.5% consider themselves widows, 22.5% live in poverty, 9.0% do not have health insurance, and 50.5% participate in the labor force. In terms of education, 6.8% have a graduate degree, 35.2% have a high-school diploma, and 16.6% have a college degree. In Galesburg, 8.2% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Racially, the population of Galesburg is 1.7% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.6% Asian, 7.8% Hispanic, 79.2% white, 14.1% black, 2.9% other or not specified, and 0.5% Native American.
Cost of Living
The location where a senior care community is located could have a major impact on the cost of care. Cost of living can be a major factor in choosing which care choice is the best fit for your loved one. Galesburg has a median home value of $73,249 and the median cost of rent is $590 per month. The rent burden for Galesburg is about 14.3% of the average person’s monthly income.
An overview of Illinois
The quality of life enjoyed by the average Illinois citizen is ranked 35th nation-wide. Additionally, Illinois is ranked 22nd by standards of healthcare. The natural beauty of Illinois is ranked 43rd in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, Illinois has a cost of living index rating of 96, a grocery index rating of 94, and a housing index rating of 87. There are 199 hospitals and 383 health centers that service a population of 12,696,123. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Sherman Hospital, Sam Health St. Mary’s¢ s Hospital Ã‚¢’‚¬Centralia, and And Midwestern Region Medical Center.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Illinois ranks 10th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In terms of religious values, 34% of Illinois’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 12,453 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-7%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Illinois there are 518 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 56% of Illinois residents voted Democrat and 39% voted Republican. The median age in the state is 38, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.02 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Illinois is around 3.33 inches. Illinois experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. The average air quality index rating in Illinois is 37.7 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 54.5 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 49F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 10F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Illinois is around 73F. The average high summer temperature is around 91F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 53F in the month of June. While residents of Illinois mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Illinois can include floods, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Illinois
The state of Illinois has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Bird’s Foot Violet, Bee Balm, Angelica, and Black Snakeroot. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Big Brown Bat, the Eastern Red Bat, the American Pygmy Shrew, or the American Black Bear. The state animal of Illinois is the White-tailed Deer.